May 4, 2020
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog
Every time Beyoncé shows off her gorgeous diamond engagement ring, it leaves us speechless. The way it complements her unique style makes every girl green with envy.
Being a celebrity power couple, everyone had high expectations of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Nevertheless, they outdid themselves here. The couple managed to keep their engagement private, but the precious ring on her hand gave their secret away.
Jay-Z went above and beyond, picking an 18-carat ring that looks both glamorous and classy. In this article, you can read more about their love story and that famous engagement ring.
Beyoncé and Jay Z Relationship
Beyoncé and Jay Z have known each other for over two decades. Their friendship started in the late nineties. We witnessed their incredible journey as both growing artists and as a couple. Jay Z always admired Beyoncé. On one occasion, he said he would like to marry her one day. That was even before they started dating.
The couple always tried to keep their relationship low-key and private. At one point, they wanted to pretend they were just colleagues. But they weren’t able to fool their true fans for long. They saw the way the couple looked at each other. Just think about their 2003 video for the hit song “Crazy In Love”.
Then, in 2004, they made their first public appearance as a couple. They showed up at the VMA’s together, holding hands and smiling. It was official.
Proposal and Engagement Ring
To this day, the public doesn’t know a lot about their engagement. Despite their popularity, they were never a couple who liked to show off. We can’t say precisely when and where Jay Z popped the question. We can only assume it was a hugely romantic occasion.
However, on September 6, 2008, Beyoncé showed off her engagement ring for the first time. Queen Bey appeared on Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in New York, looking stunning as always. But it was her ring that stole the show. She was wearing a gorgeous 18-carat emerald cut diamond ring.
We knew it was only a matter of time before the couple married. They had been dating for almost six years and seemed very happy. Still, their fans got very emotional.
In 2008 Beyoncé and Jay Z secretly tied the knot. They organized a small celebration in front of forty people in their penthouse in New York. Only years later, when they already had kids, did they release some of the photos from that momentous day.
Staying true to themselves, they didn’t exchange wedding rings. Instead, they got matching tattoos on their wedding fingers, a small Roman number four.
It’s no secret that number four has a special meaning for the couple. Beyoncé was born on September 4, while Jay-Z’s birthday is December 4. They decided to get married on April 4, and got number four tattoos as a symbol of their love.
Most people don’t realize that their firstborn daughter’s name contains the number four. The first two letters of her middle name, IVY, are the same as the ones her parents have tattooed.
After the marriage, the couple became even more private. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are dedicated parents to their three children. Beyoncé announced her first pregnancy at MTV Video Music Awards in 2011. Everybody got excited, as we couldn’t wait to see her as a mother.
After giving birth to Blue Ivy, Queen Bey took some time off to focus on the most important job she’d ever had. She was glowing, and everyone could see that she enjoyed being a mum.
A couple of years later, in 2018, the couple had twins, and their family grew. Ever since, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have successfully been balancing their careers and family life.
Design of Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring
Have you ever wondered who’s responsible for the design of this eye-catching engagement ring? It was designed by Lorraine Schwartz, a famous jewelry designer.
Lorraine Schwartz has designed jewelry for many celebrities, such as Jenifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie. She became known for creating jewelry that completely resonates with the personality of the lady who’s wearing it. She has never made two similar pieces of jewelry.
Clearly, she understood Beyoncé’s character and managed to make a ring that’s both elegant and classy. She took inspiration from the Old Hollywood divas, knowing that Beyoncé admires them.
The central stone of Beyoncé’s engagement ring is an emerald cut diamond. Emerald cut stones have a somewhat unusual shape and trimmed corners. They’re a perfect choice for ladies who like old-school glamour.
You’ll notice that Beyoncé’s ring is considerably larger than an ordinary engagement ring. However, due to its neutral color and simple shape, it looks proportional to her hand.
The ring has a split-shank feature that makes it even more prominent. Since the central stone is so large, the designer added platinum prongs. They serve to secure the diamond, but also showcase great attention to detail.
Considering Beyoncé’s six Platinum awarded albums, we wouldn’t say that they’ve chosen platinum accidentally. It’s a very durable and precious material, although it’s not that common for an engagement ring. Again, she managed to buck ordinary trends.
It’s not easy to give a precise estimation when it comes to precious jewels such as this one. We have to consider various factors, from the type of diamond to its cut.
Beyoncé’s ring is an 18-carat model, but it’s also a flawless diamond. Flawless diamonds are exceptionally rare, and therefore, cost a fortune.
Many jewelers spend a lifetime without seeing a flawless diamond. However, a celebrity jewelers like Lorraine Schwartz, work only with top quality stones. It’s no wonder Jay-Z chose her to design a ring for his wife.
The type of diamond Beyoncé has is so perfect that it doesn’t require a lot of work. Diamonds qualified as flawless have to be without any blemishes or inclusions, even the smallest one. That’s why they’re so rare.
When it comes to price, a precious diamond like this one couldn’t have cost less than $5 million. Jay-Z opted only for the best stone available for his future wife.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a similar stone for a more affordable price. See below.
Similar Designs to Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring
Beyoncé’s engagement ring is certainly unique. However, we’ve selected some of the most beautiful rings from Estate Diamond Jewelry’s emerald-cut collection inspired by Queen Bey. There’s something for every taste and budget.
Vintage Cartier London Ring
This gorgeous 4.88-carat ring is perfect for ladies who like elegance and class. Rings like this are somewhat challenging to find in the United States. It’s inspired by old-fashion glamour and fashion divas from the 50’s and 60’s.
This Vintage Cartier London ring is made of platinum, just like Beyoncé’s. Experienced jewelers believe that platinum is a perfect material for engagement rings. It’s a symbol of stability and durability, just like the ideal marriage.
The dimensions of the central diamond are 11.83 x 7.90 x 5.42 mm. It’s one of the largest rings in this collection. Perfect for ladies who want to stand out from the crowd, but keep it elegant and stylish.
This exclusive ring comes with a GIA certificate, and it’s Cartier London signed.
This model is somewhat smaller, but it’s nevertheless elegant and graceful. With this Midhust Ring, you’ll receive a lot of compliments wherever you go.
The central part consists of a 0.93-carat emerald cut diamond. As the saying goes, beauty is in the details. Take a look at a carefully designed row of diamonds surrounding the central one.
Moreover, notice a bezel of small stones that extend from the center to the shank. Details like this make this ring unique.
You don’t have to be Beyoncé to wear a precious diamond on your hand. We believe that every lady deserves to feel like a queen.
That’s why we’ve included different rings in our selection. This ring is far more affordable than the first one, but it’s still exquisite and beautiful.
If you want something classy but with detail-rich, the Vichy Ring may be the one for you. It’s elegant but somewhat more modern.
Our masters hand-crafted every piece of this refined ring. The central part of the ring consists of a 1.26-carat emerald cut diamond. It comes with GIA certification.
Beautiful diamonds that surround the center stone make this ring even more unique. They make a perfect combination of material and color.
This ring is ideal for ladies who want to stand out from the crowd. It offers a solution to those who want to be elegant, but not monotonous. This carefully designed ring can make you look fantastic and transform every outfit.
Get Inspired but Stay Unique
Beyoncé is one of the most influential ladies around today. She seems to be both gentle and firm, elegant, and timeless. Many women aspire to be like her. Her engagement ring and the ones we’ve selected for you perfectly represent those values.
Every lady deserves a unique ring that will tell her story and represent her values. You should look for inspiration from ladies you admire, but always stay true to yourself.